Monday, October 31, 2011

Essie School of Hard Rocks Quick Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!

Quick swatch! Will post better pics later ! =)

* 2 coats
* Coverage is amazing!
* could get away with just 1 coat if you were really careful - I actually prefer thinner formulas than this because I feel like I have more control
* formula was kinda goopy but not difficult to work with at all

What do you think of this shade?

Lara xo

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Essie Size Matters Swatch (NOTD)

Quick upload of my NOTD!

I'll post more pics later!

SM is a deep red/maroon nail polish!

Shown is 2 coats!

Lara xo

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Monday, October 24, 2011

My new Chanel nail polishes!

Left: Chanel 307 Orange Fizz
Right: Chanel 520 Graphite

Look out for swatches & NOTDs in the future!

What do you think of these? Would you wear them?

Lara xo

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Galaxy Nails: Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday & OPI Yoga-ta Get this Blue! NOTD/Swatches!

Bottle pics:

Beginning of swatch pics! :)

With the OPI bottle:

With the DL bottle:

Do I love this combo?
Yes!! It looks like a rainbow spewed up on my fingers hahaha! Love love!!

How many coats did I use?
2 coats of OPI & 1.5 coats of DL
(by 1.5 I mean I used one coat, then had to go over several parts of the nail that had no glitter!!)

Would I wear this nail polish combo again in the future?
Yes! For sure! Unless removing it is a bigger pain than normal! Lol! But all glitters are a pain to remove unfortunately! :(

Do you like this combo? Would you wear it?

Lara xo

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Shiseido Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Gloss Neo - PK247 Review

First off, let me say IT IS SOOOOO CUTE!!

6.5g, it is smaller than your average lipgloss and totally adorable! :D

Where can I get it from?
- I got this from a friend who went to Japan as a birthday gift. Thank you so much Leslie!! :D
- not available in Australia
- Only available in Japan I believe :(

What I like about it...
- cute
- nice colour in packaging but it doesn't really show up on the lips but that is okay!

Staying power?
- Need to reapply frequently

Would I repurchase?
- YES!! If I could I would get more!!
- A friend of mine (Patt! If you are reading! ^^) may go to Japan next year & says he can get me some - YEAY!!!!! :D Hope he goes! ^^

Have you tried these? What do you think of them?

Lara xo

Chanel 475 Dragon - Classic Red NOTD

How many coats did I use?
2 coats of colour

Please note...
These swatches/photos are after 3 days of wear!

How is the formula and coverage?
-Can be opaque in 1 coat! Amazing coverage! I did 2 coats out of habit :D
- A bit thick but, better than a 5 coater... lol!
- Brilliant formula
- Relatively fast drying time

How was the wear?
- Chanel formulas tend to last a while on me with relatively less tip wear than other brands :)
- Amazingly I can get 7 days wear out of a mani with Chanel sometimes!
- Usually other brands last me only a few days, so I think it makes the price of Chanel worth it because it stays on so long!! :D

- I change it before 7 days sometimes though because of course there is some tip wear (that is minimal tip wear) - but not many chips though (about 2 or 3?). If it was another brand, there would be heaps of tip wear and so many more chips!

- I am pretty OCD about my nails though, and me having the smae colour on with heaps of tipwear is just something I would not like! But the tip wear after 7 days for Chanel is sometimes still really okay.
- Oh Chanel.... it is LOVE! <3

- LOVE the cute as bottle hahaha ^^

AU$39 a bottle

Like or love?
- I LIKE the colour - but not so sure if I LOVE it (esp. for the price!)!

- It is a classic saturated red
- It leans brown on my skin

Would I repurchase?
In this shade? Probably not, but I am a Chanel nail polish lover so others for sure! :)

What do you think? Would you wear this shade?

Lara xo

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chanel Spring 2012 Nail Polishes!! (Link)


Check out the link above to see the new Chanel nail polishes that will be out for Spring 2012!!

The photo above belongs to her. So please check out her blog for more info. I in no way am trying to say the photo is mine!

I want them all!! But if I had to choose 2? I'd choose May and June! :D I know what's on my nail polish shopping list for next year!!

What do you think of them?

Lara xo

Thursday, October 6, 2011

OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous NOTD/Swatch

Sorry about the lighting of this swatch guys! But this nail polish is sooooo hard to capture on camera!
This nail polish is MIRROR LIKE I tell you! You can almost see yourself in it!!

This came out in OPI's Swiss Collection for 2010. They had so many gorgeous shades in that collection but I only got this one recently!! I have it on my toes right now too!!

What I don't like about it....
It took me 4 coats to get this opacity. You can get away with 3 thicker ones, or 2 thick coats, I guess but 4 coats is the most I have ever used for a nail polish (not layering)!!!! TOO much hard work! -_-
I will try 3 thicker coats for next time and report back later haha..

What I do like...
It is a nice charcaol - foily, metallicy shade that is perfect for fall and winter (although it is Spring here... it is still super cold!!)

Would you wear it?

Lara xo